NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy— and pollution.» Read More
The big topic at this year's cancer care conference ASCO will be immunotherapy drugs. CNBC's Meg Tirrell explains how these drugs work.
May 28- South Korea plans to impose tough caps on CO2 emissions from utilities and industry as part of a carbon trading scheme that will be the world's second biggest when it opens at the start of next year.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the Center for Disease Control has confirmed the second case of MERS has been identified in the U.S.
WASHINGTON, May 7- Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may cut the nutritional quality of some of the world's most important food crops, researchers reported on Wednesday after conducting experiments simulating conditions expected by mid-century.
Lawmakers in four states are considering changing the rules to allow terminally ill people access to experimental drugs before they have FDA approval. Kenneth Goodman, University of Miami, thinks this would be a bad bet for patients. Miles Nadal, MDC Partners Chairman & CEO, weighs in.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell spoke with Merck Chairman & CEO Ken Frazier about the company's decision to sell its over the counter health care products to Bayer.
Dr. William Schaffner of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, addresses the latest polio outbreaks, and the importance of vaccinating children.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the World Health Organization has confirmed about 262 cases of the MERS virus, of which 93 people have died. Dr. William Schaffner of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, provides insight.
BRUSSELS, April 30- New cars sold in the European Union were four percent cleaner in 2013 than the previous year, data from the European Environment Agency showed on Wednesday, although environmental campaigners said the improvement was exaggerated.
OSLO, April 28- A type of bacteria that eats natural gases may provide a small defence against leaks such as BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 and curb global warming, a scientific report said on Monday.
The FDA approved a DNA test developed by Roche as an alternative to the pap smear for a cervical cancer screening. CNBC's Meg Tirrell, and Dr. Stephanie Blank, NYU Langone Medical Center, provide insight.
NEW YORK, April 24- Making mini satellite dishes that collect signals or building remote-controlled mini Rovers such as the kind NASA has used on Mars are the types of activities that could interest kids in science, but their complexity can derail all but the most enthusiastic hobbyist.
*Chlorine not declared by Syria to chemical weapons watchdog. BEIRUT, April 22- Chlorine gas attacks in Syria this month, if proven, expose a major loophole in an international deal to remove chemical weapons from the war-torn country and suggest chemical warfare could persist after the removal operation has finished.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on a new scientific discovery for the more than $1.7 billion U.S. business of in vitro fertilization. Robert Frank provides insight.
Google Glass might have another purpose than just entertaining. Dr Horng from Boston said that it helped saved a patient's life last January.
CNBC contributor Barbara Ryan provides insight into new guidelines from the World Health Organization, which strongly endorses two new hepatitis c drugs.
The scientific effort to inform the public about landslide risks often run head-on into powerful economic interests.
On Autism Awareness Day, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind shared what he's learned from dealing with his youngest son's struggles with the condition.
The FTC has sued pharmaceutical companies $1 billion for delaying the sale of cheaper medicines after patents on brand-name drugs may have expired.
*But costs high, at $60- $250 a tonne of carbon dioxide-IPCC. OSLO, March 26- A little-known technology that may be able to take the equivalent of China's greenhouse gas emissions out of the carbon cycle could be the radical policy shift needed to slow climate change this century, a draft U.N. report shows.